Breastfeeding a baby is about so much more than food! In addition to offering perfect nourishment, breastmilk confers immunity and provides comfort. There are numerous health benefits to both mom and baby. No need to worry about having the right equipment or heating to the right temperature. No getting up in the night to mix concoctions or seeking out a microwave when you’re out and about. It’s environmentally friendly (no container waste or shipping carbon footprint) as well as friendly to the pocketbook. Working outside of the house, it provides another way to reconnect when we’re together. And there’s no way I can describe the sense of accomplishment in knowing that for the first few months the growth of this beautiful boy was entirely supported by me!
There’s not a lot more to be said that can’t already be found all over the web, but breastfeeding still deserves inclusion as a best decision because it is a choice not everyone makes. From the moment he first latched on after birth, I knew it was the right move for us. Our breastfeeding relationship continues to evolve, and how long it will last is an unknown, but I am so grateful that I made the decision to nurse our son.